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Re: Aspect Ratio question

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  • Subject: [mg81288] Re: Aspect Ratio question
  • From: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 05:52:47 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fcnlri$sf1$>

"Steven Siew" <siewsk at> wrote in message 
news:fcnlri$sf1$1 at
> I'm really confused about the steps needed to calculate an Aspect
> Ratio for 2D ploting in mathematica.
> What I want is to plot a circle as a circle on the monitor and not as
> an ellipse.
> My monitor has a physical aspect ratio of  16:10 (aka widescreen
> monitor).
> My monitor has the resolution of  1280 X 800 pixels.
> What should I set the aspect ratio parameter to in Plot[] ?

I am not sure why you'r getting an ellipse. How are you drawing a circle?

GraphicsRow[{ParametricPlot[{Sin[x], Cos[x]}, {x, 0, 2*Pi}, AspectRatio -> 
   ParametricPlot[{Sin[x], Cos[x]}, {x, 0, 2*Pi}]}, ImageSize -> 700]

They both like a circle on my monitor?


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